Category: Shiraz

2 Vegan-Friendly, Wild Ferment Wines from Yalumba in Australia

Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2020 and Organic Shiraz 2019

Do you look for vegan wines? They are becoming more common. I have two vegan-friendly wines for you from Yalumba in Australia. I tasted their Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2019 and Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2020. Both are single varietal…

Cornucopia 2021 Drink Seminar: Riding the Cool-Climate Wave: Australia’s Rathbone Wine Group

Australia’s Rathbone Wine Group at Cornucopia 2021

No cute animal wine labels on these wines from Australia.  I attended the Cool-Climate Wave at Cornucopia featuring the wines of Yering Station and Xanadu by the Rathbone Wine Group. Rathbone’s Douglas Elliott leads this guided tasting of select wines…

Say G’Day to A Pinot Grigio and Shiraz from Australia’s Oxford Landing

Oxford Landing Pinot Grigio 2020 and Syrah 2018

Oxford Landing is a winery located along the Murray River in South Australia’s Riverland. It has a long history, started in 1958 by Wyndham Hill-Smith (a past winemaker at Yalumba) where he was the first to plant Cabernet Sauvignon in…

An Australian Tribute to the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Yalumba and Pewsey Vale wines from Australia

The theme region for the Vancouver International Wine Festival was the South American wine making countries, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Brasil. I’ve covered two wines from Chile in my earlier article, and I do have a few wines from Argentina…

1847 till Today: Australia’s Wine History with Yalumba and Pewsey Vale

Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2018, the Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2019, Yalumba Samuel's Collection Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2016, and the Yalumba Samuel's Collection Barossa Shiraz 2017

1847 was an important year in Australian wine as two things happened. First John Gilbert who moved from Britain to Australia planted Riesling and other grapes in the Eden Valley in what is known as the Pewsey Vale Vineyard.  This…

Good Wine Value from Two Oceans for the Summer

Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz collage

Wines come in all categories from inexpensive to ultra-expensive, with associated levels of quality.  But there are exceptions, such as when a wine delivers higher quality than the price point.  Have you ever tried wines from South Africa?  South Africa…